Looking for an app to toggle "Invisibility" on certain files/folders (without moving)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lip5016, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. lip5016, Oct 7, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014

    lip5016 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2014
    Hello! I'm looking for an app (OSX Mavericks 10.9.5) that can allow me to easily right-click on any file or folder and make it invisible or hidden

    I have my MacBook Pro setup in a way that just makes things easier for me with music production.. I would like to be able to "Hide" a bunch of folders/files that have to do with my music directories..

    The reason for this is that some of these files/folders may only be used once a year (if that).. but they're critical enough to what I do that I need to be sure that they're always on-hand and available when I need them.. I'm pretty good with computers and already have an Alfred 2 workflow set up to toggle "Show/Hide Hidden Files/Folders", so I'm not the type to "Hide" something and then freak out when I can't find it, without at least knowing to check "Show Hidden Files/Folders" first lol..

    I *DO NOT* want an app that will be physically moving the files or folders anywhere else but their current locations!

    I need recommendations for an app that can meet the following criteria (for those too lazy to read so far):
    -Quick and Simple
    -Does not require me to drag my selection to the dock or have any extra windows open
    -Does not move files or folders from current location
    -Does not cause interference with program/system files
    -Can be accessed via right-clicking on what it is you want hidden/invisible

    Any suggestions? :)
  2. Intelligent, Oct 8, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2014

    Intelligent macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2013
    You could do this yourself with applescript. Im not sure how to get current folder, i will look for that.

    If you are comfortable with terminal you could set a hidden flag, but this defeats the purpose of right clicking. But if you only need to do it less than every year.
  3. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region

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